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Posted March 30, 2014 at 05:32 PM by Straylor Leonard

I've been reading along your stories since I disappeared more than a year ago. I laughed, and was shocked, and rooted for heroes and villains along the way.

But I noticed that mods use particular phrases when they're about to throw something at you. Here's a guide to the most popular ones I remember to make sure you don't die next time

1. "Your PC feels like s/he's being followed."
Translation: Your PC is actually being followed. Turn around, they're probably behind you.

2. "Joe the NPC reluctantly moves toward the unidentified object / cave / house / person."
Translation: Joe the NPC is about to die. Violently. You should back up a little. And probably not do the same.

3. "Big Bad NPC sends his minions after your group."
Translation: You are going to kill a couple of minions before fighting this Big Bad. You should probably conserve your Vis and/or strength.

4. "NPC shoots a dart and only lightly injures your PC."
Translation: Your PC is probably poisoned. You will find out in the next post.

5. "Jane the NPC is very attractive and seems interested in your male PC."
Translation: It's a trap and/or you're about to get taken.

6. "Your PC was taken and you black out in the process."
Translation: Sorry, I couldn't let your actions get in the way of the plot. Also, you may or may not be naked now.

7. "Your PC is attacked by multiple NPCs."
Translation: You can either get stabbed or maimed. Pick one.

8. "NPC commander orders other NPCs on the battlefield."
Translation: There is no chance this action will fail. Just head's up.

9. "High-level NPC attacks your PC."
Translation: Your next move will likely miss and/or mostly fail. It's for plot.

10. "Multiple high-level PCs face off and random high-level NPC shows up."
Translation: Someone is about to get mod-ex-machina'd.

11. "Your PC has a dream."
Translation: You are in a special event adventure with Charybdis.

12. "Mystery little girl NPC asks your PC to help her save the world."
Translation: 99% chance of trap. 100% chance of a weird twist.

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  1. Old Comment
    Indefinite's Avatar
    "I'll take your thread!"
    Translation: You have made a grave mistake.
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    Posted March 30, 2014 at 08:18 PM by Indefinite Indefinite is offline
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    Krait's Avatar
    Have you been reading my stuff :<
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    Posted March 31, 2014 at 12:14 AM by Krait Krait is offline
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    Straylor Leonard's Avatar
    ^ hahahahahaha
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    Posted March 31, 2014 at 01:50 AM by Straylor Leonard Straylor Leonard is offline
  4. Old Comment
    What is even more amazing (and funnier many times) is the refusal of PCs to recognize the above "hints" and to act accordingly.

    Limbs and Lives are often lost as a result.
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    Posted March 31, 2014 at 07:09 AM by Shalafi Shalafi is offline
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    Keldon Elsdragon's Avatar
    "Everyone around you claps in praise"
    Translation: This is a false sense of hope... expect everything joyful to be obliterated in a handful of posts!
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    Posted March 31, 2014 at 02:43 PM by Keldon Elsdragon Keldon Elsdragon is offline
  6. Old Comment
    this is... so.... fething... true... s*it...
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    Posted March 31, 2014 at 04:18 PM by Lightem Massani Lightem Massani is offline
 
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